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HIST-B 215: RELIGION, MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT, 1000-2000 (3 credits)


Exploration into the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting primarily in Europe in the early modern period, looking into its background in the medieval period, its persistence in the modern era, and its presence in non-Western regions of the world. Emphasis is on intellectual, social and cultural aspects, with special attention to questions of gender and socio-psychological dynamics.